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Kevin Young

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The Grey Album: Music, Shadows, Lies (2012)
4.24 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This was a fascinating, energetic, challenging book to read. And well worth it. The author, who as a poet, has a real talent for language - and uses it to open our eyes to the American story - in black and white (in particular). His writing about truth and lies is very powerfu...
The Best American Poetry 2011 (2011)
3.64 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Some powerful poems in this collection, along with several that made me wonder (along with some of my students) how these poets ever published a poem let alone got published in "The Best American Poetry." I realize editors' tastes differ from readers and that, even if one doesn'...
Dear Darkness: Poems (2008)
4.19 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: In this heartfelt volume of poems, Young explores subjects that range from homage to his large, extended family and grief over the loss of his father to the solace he finds in celebrating the foods and meals that sustained the camaraderie of his family. Whatever challenges Young ...
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012)
4.03 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: So, it turns out that I like poetry...especially if it is about food. I particularly liked the poems about blackberries and strawberries, and I couldn't help but smile at the ones about bacon. I did not particularly enjoy the poems about seafood, or alcohol, but that may be due ...
Book of Hours: Poems (2014)
4.29 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: What I like about this collection is that it talks about grief over time and not just in that crashing first days and weeks experience. This is a collection that covers ten years and not just ten hours, as the title might suggest. It begins with the sudden death, ten years ago, o...
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